Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2023

Did you know the first fair in Bishop was a one day event held on October 1, 1885? It all began with a stock show given by William Rowan. This led to forming an association for giving county fairs.  It was so successful that the county’s rep in State Assembly, A.J. Gould, was asked to further a bill to include the counties of Inyo, Mono and Alpine in a district to receive state aid for agricultural fair purposes.  The 18th District Agricultural Association was formed. Fairs were alternated between Bishop, Big Pine and Independence. This was the birth of the Tri-County Fair.

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And don’t forget all the great events we host the rest of the year from Weddings to Quinceañeras, from Mule Days to CA High School Rodeo Finals, from Choo Choo Swap Meets and Car Shows to Fundraisers and Junior Livestock Auction, from Drive-In Movies to the Tailgate Live Concerts Series, we’ve got something for everyone.
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& Campground

42 spaces with full hookups & 135 spaces with partial hook ups (no sewer). FREE WiFi & Pet friendly. FREE access to onsite bathrooms and showers. Group camping available & pull-through sites for larger rigs.
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Spring Choo Choo Swap Meet

May 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

CHSRA State Finals

June 12, 2023 - June 17, 2023

2023 Tri-County Fair

August 31, 2023 - September 3, 2023

tri county derby

Demolition Derby

September 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Host your next event at the Tri-County Fairgrounds! Let the natural beauty of the Eastern Sierras serve as inspiration during your next offsite, meeting, retreat or social event. We offer a variety of separate event sites, outside and indoor options and flexible space and seating configurations. Our venues including large ballrooms, flexible meetings spaces, break-out rooms, and outdoor areas. Endless outdoor adventure excursions, including fly-fishing to guided pack excursions take team building and bonding to the next level at your next corporate retreat. With plenty of local lodging accommodations Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds is perfect for your next gathering.

Contact us at 760-873-3588 to reserve your date today.

Meeting Facilities


Surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Eastern Sierra Mountains, Tri-County Fairgrounds offers an unforgettable setting for your weddings, quinceañeras and receptions. Celebrate with family and friends with a spectacular backdrop of scenic alpine peaks. The 6,000 square feet of space in the Heritage Arts Building and attached lawn area is perfect for events for up to 375 guests with striking mountain vistas. Our Charles Brown Auditorium is perfect for larger events, seating up to 900. With 4 buildings available to rent and 80 acres of outdoor space, the possibilities are endless.

Event Facilities



The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is a true country fair that shows off all that Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties have to offer. We boast a wide array of hand and homemade exhibits for all tastes and interests, interesting commercial and educational exhibits and tons of free entertainment all for the price of admission.  Come check it all out!